Trump admin ends California’s authority to set own fuel efficiency standards

Trump admin ends California’s authority to set own fuel efficiency standards

[Ed. – They’ve been heralding this for weeks.  It finally got done.  This is not a small thing; it’s a very big one, with “yuuge” consequences for both the economy and regulatory principle and precedent.  It it’s a fatal crack in the progressive/”Deep State” dam of arbitrary regulation.  Measures like this are key reasons why the attacks on the administration are growing so concentrated and overt.]

In a move President Trump said will reduce car prices but will also anger environmental groups, the administration is revoking California’s authority to set strict fuel economy standards.

Trump announced the move Wednesday, saying the decision was made “in order to produce far less expensive cars for the consumer,” while making cars safer at the same time. …

California’s authority to set its own emissions standards tougher than the federal government’s goes back to a waiver issued by Congress during passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970. The state has long pushed automakers to adopt more fuel-efficient passenger vehicles that emit less pollution.

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